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Lakemfa says NLC not against meeting with FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it is not against any meeting with the Federal Government, its ministers or agents, but insists that such meeting must have a clear agenda. Mr Owei Lakemfa, the Acting General Secretary of NLC, said this on Saturday in a statement made available in Lagos.

Lakemfa said he was reacting to the meeting allegedly held between the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr Emeka Wogu, and some labour leaders in Abuja on Oct. 20.

He said that the leadership of NLC boycotted the meeting because there was no clear agenda. “For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that labour is not averse to any meeting with the Federal Government, its ministers or agents,” he said.

Lakemfa said that if the NLC had an invitation with a clear agenda to discuss any matter, including the removal of fuel subsidy, the labour movement would attend. “On Sept.15, the minister had attempted to make the leadership of NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to meet the Petroleum Minister, Mrs  Diezani Alison Madueke,to endorse removal of fuel subsidy,” he said.


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